Sunday, July 24, 2022

Jellyfish Theme

 Jellyfish Theme 



Show a picture of Jellyfish and ask if they know where it lives? We are going to share about Jellyfish and other ocean animals in our stories today at storytime!

This theme fits perfectly with the Summer Reading 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Theme! 

Books:


Here comes the Ocean By 

Just Be Jelly By Maddie Frost 




Songs and Rhymes:

Bubble, bubble bubble, bubble POP! Fish Song

One little red fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

One little red fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

(Hands make fish motion of swimming in the water, make bubbles that float to the top, clap hands above head)

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Four little blue fish swimming in the water ,bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Five little purple fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop. 

 inspired by  https://jbrary.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Wait-to-Celebrate/dp/B07WWCGGNX

1. If your happy and you know it (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)


2. We can’t wait to celebrate #2 (Jim Gill  CD)


3. Itsy Bitsy Spider Song with (Egg shakers) 


4. Shake your sillies #13 (Raffi CD - green disc #13 ) (use with egg shakers )


5. Silly Dance Contest # 8 (Jim Gill CD) with color scarves 


CRAFTS & COLORING


Paper Plate Jellyfish http://learncreatelove.com/paper-plate-jellyfish-craft/

Tips: I used half paper plates (cheaper the better uncoated) and had childrens color the backgroud with crayons. 


Used stickers eyes from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Black-Eye-Stickers-roll-1000/dp/B00LNI9VBW/ref=sr_1_7?crid=283TF5GGSYT4W&keywords=sticker+eyes&qid=1658697661&s=arts-crafts&sprefix=sticker+eyes%2Carts-crafts%2C104&sr=1-7

Then we glued 5-6 paper strips (originally for weaving crafts) in bright colors to make the tenacles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I7E31J8?ref=nb_sb_ss_w_as-reorder-t1_ypp_rep_k0_1_16&amp&crid=3REM3Y3C0S21N&amp&sprefix=paper+weaving+st


Jellyfish Coloring Sheets 

https://iheartcraftythings.com/jellyfish-coloring-pages.html



Monday, July 4, 2022

Starfish and Sea Stars Theme 2022

 Starfish and Sea Stars Theme 2022 


Perfect for the summer and preschool storytime especially during this years Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Theme for 2022! I learned that Starfish and Sea stars are interchangeable names for Starfish in America.


Books: READ



Shine By Patrick McDonnell 

On Gull Beach By Jane Yolen 



Songs and Rhymes:

This is a tough category to find specific songs about starfish so I made them more about ocean and fish to correspond with reading about ocean creatures like Starfish!




Counting Starfish Song  Created by Stephanie 

(Use tune to 10 little indians)

1 little , 2 little , 3 little starfish

4little, 5 little, 6 little starfish

7 little, 8 little, 9 little starfish

10 little starfish in the ocean!

alternate ending) lay on the beach!









Baby Fish Song with you tube video By Dr. Jean Feldman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja2_F5IC71A


Bubble, bubble bubble, bubble POP! Fish Song

One little red fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

One little red fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

(Hands make fish motion of swimming in the water, make bubbles that float to the top, clap hands above head)

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Four little blue fish swimming in the water ,bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Five little purple fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop. 

 inspired by  https://jbrary.com/


Row Row Row your Boat song from Songs for wiggleworms CD https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wiggleworms-Various-Artists/dp/B003HO0RQS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3652HVVVXEXVD&keywords=songs+for+wiggleworms&qid=1656284105&sprefix=songs+for+wigg%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-2


Crafts & Activities 

Star Fish Templates for Counting Song or decorating as a craft

https://www.mommymadethat.com/starfish-template/


Blank Starfish template- https://buggyandbuddy.com/starfish-craft/

I printed this one and we glued tissue paper squares of multicolors all over it and it turned out beautiful! 

Coloring printable for large starfish https://coloringpage.eu/large-starfish-template/


Bubble wrap printed starfish craft https://www.ourkidthings.com/bubble-wrap-starfish-craft/



Sandpaper Starfish 

https://alittlepinchofperfect.com/starfish-craft-and-free-template-for-kids/

Photo credit to little pinch of perfect website

Sandpaper link 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002N6FE/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00002N6FE&linkCode=as2&tag=alitpinofpe09-20&linkId=767bdd8800b86548e6c1f3d444166ab8



Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sandcastles Theme

 

Sandcastles Theme




Books: READ

Jules VS the Ocean By Jessie Sima

The Sandcastle that Lola Built By Meagan






Songs & Rhymes & Finger Plays


Bubble, bubble bubble, bubble POP! Fish Song

One little red fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

One little red fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

(Hands make fish motion of swimming in the water, make bubbles that float to the top, clap hands above head)

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Four little blue fish swimming in the water ,bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Five little purple fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop. 

 inspired by  https://jbrary.com/

Row Row Row your Boat song from Songs for wiggleworms CD https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wiggleworms-Various-Artists/dp/B003HO0RQS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3652HVVVXEXVD&keywords=songs+for+wiggleworms&qid=1656284105&sprefix=songs+for+wigg%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-2


Activities and Crafts 

Sandcastle Printable template 


Grab out a variety of blocks -- wood, foam, bristle blocks and let the kids have a few build time to create castles 

Wood Blocks colorful Melissa and Doug link from Amazon 


Bristle Blocks link to Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/Teytoy-Bristle-Building-Blocks-toddlers/dp/B07T2PSZHJ/ref=sxin_15_pa_sp_search_thematic_sspa?content-id=amzn1.sym.b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5%3Aamzn1.sym.b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5&crid=1AX8L0S82NULU&cv_ct_cx=blocks+for+preschoolers&keywords=blocks+for+preschoolers&pd_rd_i=B07T2PSZHJ&pd_rd_r=1f10ce8d-9d9e-4a1f-bc2d-0864ab43eb7e&pd_rd_w=oOeh2&pd_rd_wg=vLhqd&pf_rd_p=b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5&pf_rd_r=79JS8NEQEQRTXARKRD69&qid=1656284488&sprefix=blocks+for+preschoolers+%2Caps%2C82&sr=1-1-a73d1c8c-2fd2-4f19-aa41-2df022bcb241-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE2TTVBQlpLM1hZT1UmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA1NTUxMjkyN0hVWkJZNDBLVjVFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMzE5NjYxOUE2R0ZENUoyMkRBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3Bfc2VhcmNoX3RoZW1hdGljJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==








Balloon & Balls Theme






Balloons & Balls Theme 

READ:

Ball & Balloon By Rob Sanders illustrated By Helen Yoon

The Bear and The Moon By Matthew Burgess Illustrated by Catia Chien


Skunk on a String By Thao Lam 

Bird, Balloon, Bear By Il Sung Na 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Garbage Trucks and Trash Theme

 Garbage Trucks and Trash Theme ! 



TALK: Show a picture of a garage truck and ask what they do? Do we have an important job?


READ BOOKS:



Trashy Town By Andrea Zimmerman 

Smash, Mash, Crash There Goes the Trash By Barbara Odanaka 

I Stink! By Kate and Jim McMullan 

The Wheels on the Garbage Truck By Jeffrey Burton 

Vroom, Vroom Garbage Truck By Asia Citro and Troy Cummings




Songs And Rhymes:

Today is garbage Day song By Tami Finley from pinterest











Activities & Crafts:

Garbage truck coloring printable provided by enchanted learning.com

https://www.enchantedlearning.com/vehicles/garbagetruckbig.shtml


Printable Garbage Truck provided by Learn create love.com 

http://learncreatelove.com/garbage-truck-printable-craft/


Paper plate Garbage truck by Glued to my craftsblog.com

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/05/paper-plate-garbage-truck-kid-craft.html


Teacher Pay Teacher Activities (these do all have a small fee attached)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:garbage%20truck


Garbage Truck Activities and printables provided by the preschool tool box blog

https://thepreschooltoolboxblog.com/vroom-vroom-garbage-truck-large-vehicle-activities-for-preschoolers/



Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme

 Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme 







BOOKS TO READ: 


Small Walt and Mo The Tow By Elizabeth Verdick

Sunny's Tow Truck Saves the Day By Anne Marie Pace 

Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Tow Truck Joe Makes a Splash By June Sobel

Trick-or Treat with Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Red Truck By Kersten Hamilton 


SONGS & RHYMES:


CRAFTS, PLAY & ACTIVITIES:

Tow Truck Worksheet Coloring with Handwriting practice 

Tow Truck Cut and Paste Craft from Teacher Pay Teacher $1.25 

Color By Number Tow Truck 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Turtles Theme

 Turtles Theme

Show pictures of turtles like clipart or printed images. 

 Ask kids if they know what they are?

What color are they? Where do they live?

Today we are going to be sharing about Turtles in our Storytime!


Fun facts about Turtles from Petco

https://www.petco.com/content/petco/PetcoStore/en_US/pet-services/resource-center/caresheets/fun-facts-about-aquatic-turtles.html

READ:

Turtle Island By Kevin Sherry 

Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan 

Turtle Splash Countdown to the Pond By Cathryn Falwell




SING SONGS & RHYMES:

print out some cute clipart turtles and laminate them
Clipart Cute Turtle credit my cute graphics.com




10 Little Turtles Song ( Tune ten little indians)
1 little 2 little 3 little turtles 
4 little 5 little 6 little turtles 
7 little 8 little 9 little turtles
10 little turtles are walking to the pond!




















Turtle songs image credit to finding on Pinterest and uploaded by Rachelle Belair Gendron








image credit to songs with singable books with emily through pinterest

Crafts, Activities and Play:

Printable turtle coloring template 

Paper plate Turtle 


Styrofoam bowl turtles 
https://www.craftymorning.com/styrofoam-bowl-turtles/

Heart shaped turtle craft template free 

Paper loops turtle craft